Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, spectators gaze at El Capitan for a glimpse of climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, as seen from the valley floor in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks after widespread opposition from elected officials and the public. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks.

Fish and Game to unveil grizzly hunt plan

A grizzly bear is seen in Yellowstone National Park in this Nov. 20, 2014 photo. Next week at a meeting in Idaho Falls, Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials will present a proposal for a grizzly hunt this year in the Island Park area. Neal Herbert / National Park Service

Officials from Idaho Fish and Game will present their proposal for an Idaho grizzly hunt in the Island Park area at a meeting in Idaho Falls next week.



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